DIRECTING 'GENIUS OF LOVE' FROM HER OWN SCREENPLAY
"A young woman gets into a car with an everchanging driver and confronts her troubled past." That's the nutshell description for Piper De Palma's Genius Of Love, as posted on the film's funding campaign page at Indiegogo. The more elaborate description of the story follows:
Genius of Love is a psychological drama that follows a young woman caught in a cycle of abandonment. It takes place over the course of one rainy car ride that begins when she gets picked up from a party by her boyfriend. When he confesses that he wants to break up with her, this sets off a sequence of interchanging drivers, bringing her face to face with men from past relationships. Although the drivers change, the conversation remains the same: “I’m leaving you.”
As the young woman's emotions build, the men interchange more and more rapidly until they reach their final destination, a train station. There, she must confront a third driver and, in turn, the source of her fears.
Also check out the Director's Statement and the section about Visual Style, and further details, at the Indiegogo / Genius Of Love page.